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Two races last week for the Beckman boys’ cross country tream happened on Sept. 14 and 16th, at Starmont and Cascade and the varsity boys placed ninth at the first and 11th at the second.

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Sept. 10 it was the third quarter. Sept. 17 it was the first, as the Beckman football team pounded Cascade with three touchdowns in that quarter and eventually won a District 4 contest, 38-7, at Beckman Field.

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Freshman Brock Wilson fired a one-under-par 70 to lead Western Dubuque in the first round of the MVC Mississippi Valley Divisional golf meet, at Brown Deer Golf Course, in Coralville, Sept. 13.

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Western Dubuque’s cross country teams had a solid performance at the Rich Engel Classic in Cedar Falls, Sept. 16. Eli Naumann recorded his fourth race win of the season when he bested the field at Birdsall Park by 21 seconds in 16:24.

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The Western Dubuque football team scored 52 points in the first half on its way to posting a school-record 65 points and crushed Hempstead, 65-35, on Buchman Field in Epworth, Sept. 17.

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It was a very rough start to the week for the Western Dubuque volleyball team, defeated by Iowa City Liberty in four games (25-10, 25-13, 21-25, 25-23) in Epworth, Sept. 14.

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Men’s league winners at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club played off Sept. 14 for the overall title. From left, late league winners Jake Ames and Tyler Engelken and early league winners, Jason and Rod Reicher, who ended up winning the playoff.

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With three runners in the top-10, Class 1A’s third-ranked Maquoketa Valley won the boys’ varsity competition at the Cascade Invitational at Fillmore Fairways, Sept. 16.

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Bellevue made it two weeks in a row that Maquoketa Valley put up zeroes on the scoreboard. Sept. 17 it was 28-0 in a game played at Bellevue.

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The Maquoketa Valley Wildcats competed in the West Delaware Invitational, Sept. 18, losing four matches. Maquoketa Valley lost to West Delaware, 2-0, to Starmont 21-1, 21-2, to Independence, 21-6, 21-17, and to Ed-Co, 21-11, 21-16.

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Western Dubuque senior Eli Naumann ran just a bit better with each meet last week. He won the Monticello Invitational, Sept. 11, with a time of 15:50.

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With victories over Maquoketa, Oelwein and Solon, the Beckman volleyball team moved to 15-1 on the season and ninth in the latest IGHSAU rankings.

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Mississippi Valley Conference heavyweights Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids Washington grabbed the top two spots in a quadrangular golf meet, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, in Cedar Falls, Sept. 9. Western Dubuque was third and Iowa City West fourth.

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An eight-man team from the Dyersville Golf & Country Club won its second WaMaC Cup following play Sept. 12 at home. The win was the second for the team since their four-year involvement in the organization, begun in 2018, the same year they won their first Cup at Pin Oak.

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Jacob Schlarmann ran to a ninth-place finish at Clayton Ridge, Sept. 7, and led the Beckman boys to fifth overall in the team race. He paced the Guttenberg Golf Course in 20:26.

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With Owen Huehnergarth running for as many yards as he had in the whole first half and Lane Kramer and Cayden Gassmann picking off the Panther quarterback, the Blazers used a big third quarter to seize control of their win at Monticello Sept. 10, 48-21.

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Western Dubuque’s cross country teams kicked off the week at the Dick Pollitt Go-Hawk Classic at Wartburg College in Waverly, Sept. 7. The event held races by grade with juniors and seniors running together, along with freshmen and sophomores. Team scores were compiled by grade.

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The Western Dubuque Bobcats, the second-ranked team in Class 4A, know they have a target on their back and they will be getting every team’s best shot whenever they step onto the court. It’s up to them to learn how to get that win by adjusting and responding to those challenges. They managed…

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Spencer Zinn rushed for 193 yards and a touchdown to help lead the Western Dubuque football team to a 21-10 victory over Iowa City Liberty in their final non-conference game played in North Liberty, Sept. 10.

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The Maquoketa Valley Wildcats split their home triangular, Sept 7, defeating MFL MarMac, 2-1, before losing to West Central, 2-1. The Wildcats ended the week on the road, dropping a 3-0 contest to Easton Valley, Sept. 9.

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West Branch came to Delhi Sept. 10 and showed the Wildcats what it was like to play a team that is almost always in the season rankings. The Bears pounded the home team 52-0 behind a 206-yard, two-touchdown performance from Andy Henson.

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The Western Dubuque volleyball team displayed some early season magic as the Bobcats swept Wahlert in a Mississippi Valley Conference clash in Epworth, Aug. 31. The Bobcats were beaten by Dike-New Hartford in their semifinal match-up at the Shirley Ryan Invitational in Mount Vernon, Sept. 4.

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From the beginning of the game and the first touchdown five minutes later, the Beckman football team controlled its game with Anamosa, Sept. 3, at home and won, 38-0.

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At the Oelwein Cross Country Invitational Aug. 31, the Beckman varsity girls placed sixth among 12 teams and the boys came in 13th.

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After roaring through pool play at the Shirley Ryan Invitational at Mount Vernon Sept. 4, the Beckman volleyball team fell in the finals to top-ranked Dike-New Hartford to claim second overall. The Wolverines won 25-21, 25-13.

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Western Dubuque senior Eli Nauman dominated the competition at Iowa City Regina’s Bob Brown Classic, Sept. 2, taking first in 16:10, 21 seconds ahead of second place.

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Western Dubuque continued its fine early-season play, winning a Mississippi Valley Conference quadrangular meet, at Irv Warren Golf Course, in Waterloo, Sept. 2.

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The Western Dubuque football team worked hard in its battle with the defending Class 3A state champions from North Scott, but only managed to find the end zone twice in the fourth quarter as the Bobcats fell to the Lancers, 33-13, in Epworth, Sept. 3.

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Even the best 18-hole team round of the tournament couldn’t quite hand the championship to the Dyersville Golf & Country Club Senior Eastern Iowa team.

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For the fifth consecutive year, Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ cross country team won the varsity portion of the MFL MarMac Bulldog Invitational, Sept. 2.

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Like good hosts, the Maquoketa Valley football team handed its Class A visitors, South Winneshiek, a victory to take home with them Sept. 3, 19-0.

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Winners of the Ladies Club Tournament at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club include: front from left, low gross winners Becky Steffen (second), Brooke Klostermann (champion) and Ellyse Ungs (third); back row, net winners Julie Fitzgerald (second), Lisa Weber (first), Melanie White and Mi…

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Paced by a match-high 32 kills from senior Kiersten Schmitt, the Beckman volleyball team opened its season with a four-game win over Vinton-Shellsburg at home Aug. 26, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18.

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After spotting Camanche an opening touchdown, the Beckman football team reeled off three straight tallies to claim the lead and eventually win, 28-14, there Aug. 27.

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A rapidly improving Western Dubuque golf team posted a season-low score of 311 in the 2021 Bobcat Invitational, at Thunder Hills Country Club, August 23, but when Pleasant Valley posted an identical team score, the Bobcats lost a fifth player tiebreaker, settling for second in the 11-team event.

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Jack Clemens threw two touchdown passes to Andrew Oltmann but it wasn’t enough to give the Western Dubuque football team a win on opening night. They dropped a 28-14 contest to Cedar Rapids Xavier in Cedar Rapids, Aug. 27.

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It was the kind of match-up that gets people excited about the opening night of high school volleyball. Cedar Falls, the fifth-ranked team in Class 5A, traveled to Epworth to out-battle Western Dubuque, third in Class 4A, for a tough four-set victory (24-26, 25-21, 25-20, 27-25), Aug. 24.

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Beckman sophomore swimmers Kelly Snyder and Jessie Then were part of a Wahlert dual meet win Aug. 25 over Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 112-73.

Students from Almost Famous Dance and Gymnastics competed at Starz Nationals in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., June 16-20. The dancers are directed by Amanda Hackney and Melissa Ehrisman.

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Maquoketa Valley, though reeling from the defection of seven expected members of their team, showed the Wildcats were still on top of their game with a 40-22 season-opening win over North Cedar there Aug. 27.